Water activity

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

Activity provider: Kingfisher

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 14.98 per person

Explore the wild beauty of the Skadar Lake offering you spectacular sceneries. Discover native bird species as you cruise along the Moraca River. Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and take in breathtaking views from the nearby hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get up close to the Lesendro Fortress
  • Cruise along the Moraca River and spot native bird species
  • See the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak
  • Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and learn about its history
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Skadar Lake with breathtaking sights all around
Full description
Climb aboard your boat and set off to see the magnificent 18th-century fortress of Lesendro while admiring the breathtaking scenery around you. Cruise along the Moraca River, a bird reserve with up to 15 different species. Depending on the time of year, you'll spot native birds such as cormorants, seagulls, and if you're lucky, even pelicans.  Cruise along the narrow channels of the Skadar Lake and gaze in awe at the carpets of beautiful lily flowers and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see some nests with baby birds in it. Discover the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak and continue through a similar small channel leading you to Odrinska Gora, the home of the Monastery Kom. Listen to the tales and stories about its past and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the monks residing here. Marvel at the artworks inside the monastery and take time to explore this hidden island gem.  Then, board your boat again, returning to the meeting point. On the way back, your captain will take an alternate route so you can admire the three islands from the other side. You'll also have the chance to go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!
  • Local guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Refreshments (bottled water, juices)
  • Local wine
  • Safety equipment
  • Transportation to and from Virpazar
  • Admission fee to the National Park (4 Euros/person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point location is situated in the center of Virpazar. Just search for the info point with "Kingfisher" on it. Please look for the people in blue shirts with the company logo on them.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimsuits and towels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 117 reviews

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The trip was very nice, about 3.5 hours long, offered a short stopover on an island with a small chapel and a great view, as well as a 20-minute swim stop. There were also lards, water and wine free of charge. Both the staff at the stand and the captain were friendly. The latter didn't talk too much during the tour, but that didn't bother us because of the great landscape.

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June 29, 2022

Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended. The lake is really an exceptional place and the crew of Kingfisher is wonderful. We had some issues on the road to get there and the staff did everything they could to ensure we made it to our tour. The captian was very helpful and slowed down so we could enjoy the view and take pictures. It was truly a great experience.

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May 29, 2022

A very nice trip! There were two of us and we are a 30 year old couple. We think the outing is a bit cool big and small. The boat was small, so everything was very quiet and not overcrowded. The view from the monastery was great! There was free wine and snacks. Definitely great value for money!

April 26, 2022

Product ID: 384768